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on the gaza strip. president obama says israel has the right to defend itself. our reporters are in israel, gaza city and cairo and we'll show you the latest from the ground. also the controversy over red light cameras. are they making us safer drivers? some people are calling them scamers, just raking in cash. >> "cbs this morning" starts at 7:00. thank you. >>> here's something you rarely ever see down under. mother nature turned up the normally tranquil waters off australia with a rare waterspout. this happened earlier yesterday off new south wales. the storm brought rain, hail and lightning. no damage though or injuries were reported. and it's quite the sight. >> a lot better over the water than over land. isn't that right, mr. karnow? >> absolutely. unless you're on a boat and that's no fun but boy a beautiful wall cloud on the base of that. >> is that what that was? [ laughter ] >> around the bay area we have low clouds extending around the bay area. some clouds continuing to stream across the skies as it looks like the weather is going to stay a little bit unsettled, a little furth
president obama called morsi. the two leaders discussed wayed to de-escalate the situation in gaza, and the president underscored the necessity of hamas ending fire into israel. that's the latest information. thank you. as i mentioned, more than 100 rockets have been fired from gaza into southern israel. you heard ayman refer to that happening today alone. many rockets fired into israel have been intercepted by the country's missile defense system. it is known as the iron dome. nbc news correspondent stephanie gosk joins me from tel aviv. this missile defense that we talk so much about, stephanie, is significant in many ways. it kept down the loss of life, which certainly would have escalated this crisis far faster than what we're seeing. >> reporter: yeah. it gives them some breathing room. if there was a rocket that landed here in tel aviv that killed a number of people or killed even more people down south besides the three that were killed in one attack, you'd be in a different situation. there would be more public pressure. right now you have tens of thousands troops waiting f
backed by tanks are massed along the edge of the gaza border ready for a potential all out invasion. although president obama says it would be, quote, preferable to avoid a ground war, he is making support of israel clear. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders so we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. >> joining us now from gaza is nbc's reporter. what's the latest this morning? >> reporter: good morning, mika. they've pushed that up now over the past six days of fighting the death toll stands at 95 palestinians, 23 of them children, more than 640 wounded palestinians since this conflict began last wednesday. one of the incidents you referred to and one that's drawing a lot of national media attention into what exactly happened when this family was killed. it took place sunday morning and it was the house of a top hamas official. in that house were several families. it was a three-story building with
. it is the fifth and worst day of violence. israeli strikes killed at least 26 people in gaza city today, including several children. palestinian militants continue to fire rockets at israel with numerous injuries. david lee miller tells us president obama is now calling for peace, but standing by israel. >> reporter: frantically searching for cover, air ride sirens jarring israelis for a fifth day. while israel's iron dome intercept tore system shot down two rockets bound for tel aviv on sunday night, strikes from hamas, increasing in intensity. >> there are more significant rockets flying in terms of numbers and sequences, coming in five at a time, not just randomly one or two here and there. >> reporter: firing back, israel has been targeting the homes of suspected hamas militants in the gaza strip, this hit on a two-story house. the blood shed is likely to raise international pressure for a cease fire. while on a three-day asia tour, speaking from bangkok, president obama blamed palestinian can militants for starting the round of fighting. >> there is no country on earth that would tolerate mis
>>> this morning on first look, president obama makes history this morning in myanmar. >>> israeli attacks rock gaza with a palestinian death toll rising as israel seeks to wipe out militants. >>> paula broadwell finally returns home as congress digs deeper into david petraeus's testimony. >>> a very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. it is a historic day for president obama and for the people of myanmar, as it transitions towards democracy. during the first visit by a sitting u.s. president, mr. obama pledged that the u.s. will be friends with any nation that respects its people's rights and international law. nbc political director and chief white house reporter chuck todd has been traveling with the president. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. president obama is the first president to ever visit myanmar. i can tell you it's been a whirlwind day here for the president. the president got here, greeted by throngs of people of this country at times getting very close actually to the motorcade. the first thing he did after he met with the pre
they will not strike a ceasefire deal until the rockets stop coming out of gaza. veronica? >> stephanie, thank you so much. >>> lawmakers are turning the heat on the obama administration about what officials knew and when regarding the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. on sunday, lawmakers called on u.n. ambassador susan rice to testify before congress on her remarks after the attack. at issue are rice's talking points and why a final draft was changed to down play the role of terrorists, a fact supported by friday's closed door testimony of former cia director david petraeus. republicans portrayed rice as a pawn of the president's election year agenda. >> the story she told reinforced the political narrative helpful to the president. i don't know what she knew, but i know the story she told was misleading. >> we are going to find out who made changes in the original statement. until we do, i really think it's unwarranted to make accusations. >> the administration denies any claims of white house interferenc
? anderson cooper live for us this morning in gaza. >> president obama takes a historic trip to myanmar and cambodia. what he has to say and why everyone is not happy the president is even there? >> is the black friday frenzy all just a big scam? how you can stay home this year and still get the best deals. >>> the clock is ticking here on the fiscal cliff. we continue to talk about it. 43 days to go. why there is new optimism there will be a deal reached soon. >> it is monday, november 19th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. soledad is off today. we want to welcome in our special team that's joined us here. "new york times" columnist. nan hayworth. ron brownstein, cnn political analyst is here as well. >> welcome to you all. we will be talking here in a moment. we have to begin with the huge story. "starting point," this morning, death and despair mounting in the middle east. the conflict in gaza city, it is intensifying. it's been intensifying overnight. look at the destruction here. an israeli missile slamming into a residential neighborhood taking out th
. >> richard engel, thank you very much. thanks for the latest on the negotiations from gaza and this weekend, president obama made it absolutely clear that he sides with israel in this dispute with hamas. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes. and work places and potentially killing civilians. >> long-time middle east diplomat dennis ross joins me now, just back from israel last night. dennis, first of all, the ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary general now is planning, be according to the u.n., to meet with netanyahu in israel after meets in cairo with president morsi and abbas in the west bank. up until this point the u.n. has not been a player here. what is your understanding of the terms of engagement in the efforts to reach a cease-fire? >> well, i think what you -- the report you heard are probably pretty close to accurate, that the fact is from the israeli standpoint, they don't want an outcome that produces a ceas
for cease-fire talks. hamas demanding an end to israel's military blockade in gaza in order to end the violence. israelis insisting they'll finish the job with a ground offensive if air strikes don't end the conflicts. >>> president obama praising myanmar's rapid political reforms during his historic visit there. the first sitting u.s. president to travel to that country. mr. obama also met with fellow nobel peace prize winner aung san suu kyi, who spent 15 years under house arrest in myanmar. she expressed concern about a, quote, mirage of success in myanmar's reforms. >> and the american music award goes to -- justin bieber! >> that's cool. don't stop believing. justin bieber sweeps the american music awards winning all three categories in which he was nominated including the biggest award of the night, artist of the year. and his mom was on stage. other big winners, taylor swift, carly rae jepsen and mickey minaj. probably one of the oddest performances ever. i give you m.c. hammer gangnam style. ♪ >> that is cool. >> i like it. >> i do, too. >> you know, i was at the madonna
fiscal cliff which takes effect january 1st. there's been some criticism of mr. obama of taking this trip against the background of domestic issues as well as the conflict in gaza. nonetheless, the administration says this is part of the long term view. it's part of the united states pivot towards asia and they can multitask and deal with the crisis of the day. they are looking at the long view here which is why mr. obama is now visiting myanmar along with the u.s. secretary of state, hillary clinton. he'll only be on the ground for six or seven hours and then another history making trip when he visits cambodia for a summit. a security summit of asian nations. we're looking at live pictures now. you can see the media gathered outside there. we are expecting to see mr. obama emerge from that door there which is on the right of your screen which we can see. somewhere behind that curtain is president obama. he should be emerging soon to make comments. this will be a brief statement about his meeting. she's described as the nelson mandela of asia. it's been a historic meeting in that house wh
hours. critical in this conflict between hamas and israel right now. live pictures from gaza city. on to politics now. what a bizarre gift. mitt romney blamed his election loss on gifts. he said obama offered gifts to african-americans, hispanics, young voters. gifts like health care, contraception and college. newt gingrich says romney's comment is quote nuts. governor says it insulted voters intelligence. the fall out led to verbal fireworks when i talked with contributors will cane and lz granderson. >> when you look at mitt romney's comments, first of all, i can say it is not very sportsman like. you just lost, now you are saying the reasons you lost, when it is really -- >> drinking the hateraid, that's what it is. >> however, what mitt romney had to say wasn't inaccurate. it wasn't politically advantageous but the democratic party has been -- >> wait, wait, wait, wait. >> did you just say it wasn't inaccurate? >> what are you talking about? >> first of all, i think your guys two reaction says just outstanding. just amazing. yes, i was saying that -- >> i think your lack of r
, president obama spoke about the right for people to defend themselves but warned. >> they are much more at risk of being wounded. >> reporter: there are 10,000 rockets still in gaza. on fox news sunday, two senators weighing in from washington. >> i don't think the israelis really want a ground war. if sending ground troops in is the only way of cleaning out these nests of rockets being fired at them. you can't blame them for doing it. >> reporter: u.n. secretary moon is expected to arrive in cairo on sunday. and a delegation of arab ministers is expected to visit gaza on tuesday all in a bid to end the conflict before more lives are lost. along the israel-gaza border, david lee miller. >>> anderson cooper was caught off guard while reporting in the middle east. >> two media centers built -- woe. that was a rather large explosion. cooper quickly regained his composure and continued his reporting. >>> in other news of the world tonight, in mexico the search is now on for the person responsible for killing a former mayor of a western mexican town who survived two earlier attempts on her l
in gaza. israel has launched more than 1,000 missiles, killing at least 84 palestinians. israel has massed armor and troops on the border. president obama is urging israel not to launch a ground war. tony blair and israeli president peres have met and speaking out. >> i hope over the coming days we can achieve cessation on a basis that is sustainable. >> our goals are clear to stop the fire and to introduce a deterrent against renewal of. >> reporter: stop the fire and introduce a deterrent against it. hamas continues to fire rockets into israel 1,000 total, nearly 300 intercepted. three israeli civilians have been killed, more than 60 injured. israel has opened a crossing allowing several trucks with medical supplies to enter. gaza hospitals are running low. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> former head of the cia david petraeus has hired one of the top lawyers in washington to help him handle his sex scandal and fbi investigation. they want to know if paula broadwell had access to classified information. she arrived back home with her husband and two sons yesterday. petraeus testified befor
israel and hamas in gaza. let's bring in our foreign affairs correspondent, jill doherty, she's in washington. jill, exactly what is the obama administration doing right now? >> reporter: well, they're on the phone, wolf. the president is in asia. he is making telephone calls and practically every senior administration person is doing the same thing. president obama calling israel, prime minister netanyahu, and egypt three times to president morsi. and president clinton calling the egyptians three times. i looked at the list, egypt, turkey, qatar, the french, ban ki-moon. and the whole entire is to press any country with any influence on either side but especially with the palestinians with gaza to put the pressure on them to stop the fighting. >> egypt is clearly a key player. they have influence with hamas. what's the u.s. doing in its talks with the egyptian government? >> reporter: again, they're putting as much pressure on them as they can. and there is some pressure because after all, the united states gives egypt about $450 million every year. so here's one expert that
in this conflict between hamas and israel right now. live pictures from gaza city. >>> on to politics now. what a bizarre gift. mitt romney blamed his election loss on gifts. romney suggested that he lost because president obama offered gifts to african-americans, to hispanics, to young voters. gifts like health care, like contraception, and student loans. even republicans pounced on romney. newt gingrich says romney's comment is quote nuts. governor bobby jindal says the remark insulted voters' intelligence. romney's, quote gifts, fallout led to verbal fireworks when i talked earlier with cnn contributors will cain and l.z. granderson. >> when you look at mitt romney's comments, first of all, you can say it's not very sportsmanlike. you just lost and now you're saying all the reasons that you lost -- >> drinking the hateraid, that's what it is. >> right, right. however, though, i say this as well, what mitt romney had to say wasn't inaccurate. it wasn't politically advantageous but the democratic party has been -- >> wait, wait, wait, wait. >> did you just say it wasn't inaccurate? >> it wasn'
equation here is relatively simple. if israel will be quiet, we'll have peace and quiet then in gaza it will also be quiet. >> israel has 75,000 troops on stand by. >>> new this morning president obama is now in cambodia the third and last stop on his asian tour. the president and secretary of state hillary clinton just arrived two hours ago. it's the first visit ever by a u.s. president to cambodia. the other history making stop on president obama's trip coming up. >>> back here at home later this morning san francisco city officials will deal with a hot debate involving muni. muni has to decide what they will do with a multimillion dollar wind fall. ktvu tara moriarty is here now. says the big decision boils down to two options right tara? >> reporter: that is right. muni has to decide whether it wants to invest in making improvements to the system and hiring more operators or wants to let youths ride for free. we're here at the portal station. they will take center stage at a board of supervisors government audit. supervisor scott weiner is pushing for using the funds for maintena
against burma's military dictatorship. but the violence in the middle east has also demanded mr. obama's attention. jessica yellin is traveling with the president. >> reporter: it was in thailand the president gave his first public remarks on the violence in israel and gaza standing by israel. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. so we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself. >> reporter: and he put the onus on hamas to make peace possible. >> it starts with no more missiles being fired into israel's territory. >> reporter: but that's not the focus of this trip. less than two weeks after his re-election, he jetted halfway around the world to southeast asia. president obama says -- >> this is no accident. >> reporter: the trip is meant to strengthen trade and security alliances and counter balance china's growing influence. the dramatic highlight? a visit to myanmar, a country long under military rule. now undergoing a democratic transition. in a speech encouraging the nation's reforms, he used
clinton in. he should be the mediator in this latest conflict. would israel or gaza welcome bill clinton? >> reporter: i've been saying that, actually, myself. i wrote a blog post on our "situation room" blog post months ago saying after george mitchell, the obama administration's special envoy for israeli/palestinian peace negotiations, after he ended his tour without any success at all. that's been more than a year ago. maybe a year and a half or so ago. i said they need -- really, they need someone who's got clout with the israelis. who's got clout with the palestinians in the arab world. i thought bill clinton, especially with his wife leaving as secretary of state, maybe that would be a good assignment for him. he's taken on other assignments like haiti relief, for example, the tsunami. i know he got -- the final months of his presidency to a deal between the israelis and the palestinians. i think mccain may be on to something. i don't know if bill clinton would want to do it. i've asked him that question in an interview i did with him a few months back. he didn't say no. he didn't
obama praises myanmar's trip to democracy. and oil futures hit a two week high as international pressure mounts for a cease-fire in gaza. welcome back. just to keep you abreast with what's taking place at the moment in the uk, you have the uk prime minister david cameron speaking live at cbe conference. confederation of british industry. so he was just talking about how the government needs to be tough, radical and fast and he's continuing to lay out his thoughts there at this conference. we'll keep you up-to-date. tomorrow's euro group meeting is likely to be a tense affair. the imf looks to stick to its guns. christine lagarde told reuters that any financing program needs to be rooted in reality and not in wishful thinking. julia chatter sly is in athens. the chances of officials not green lighting further aid to greece, is it fair to say at the this stage that's very small? >> i think at the moment we have a situation where you have the imf really pushing for debt write down and on the other people wanting an enter rum solution. so they've never not reached a consensus, so somewhere i
hours as israel continues to bombard targets in the gaza strip. the barrage, in response to hundreds of rockets fired into israel by militants. cease-fire talks continue, and the lines are increasingly long and israel may launch. >>> meanwhile, president obama from his historic trip from southeast asia. he's expected to raise concerns, earlier in the first visit to myanmar. the president pledged $140 million in aid to the once oppressive nation. secretary of state hillary clinton embraced nobel peace prize winner aung san suu kyi. >>> the woman at the center of the cia sex scandal said she's deeply devastated to the damage done. meanwhile, petraeus has hired a renown media lawyer, as he tries to get his life back on track. >>> and software billion nar john mcafee is apparently blogging about his efforts to allude police in his adopted country of belize. mcafee is wanted for questioning in the death of his neighbor, a man online claiming to be mcafee is now offering a $25,000 award and i quote, real killer's arrest, end quote. >>> in medical news, more concerns about young teens bulki
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